#1
I'm looking for a good, reasonably loud amp for rehearsal and small gigs. I play a Gibson Les Paul Studio and use effects pedals for almost all of my effects. The band I'm in plays basically anything but the really heavy stuff...i can haz recommendations? (I'd go demo stuff more, but the only guitar shop around here gets really pissy if you don't know exactly what you're looking for...counterintuitive, I know.)

My price range is around $500 or less. Would something like this suit my fancy?
Last edited by -Hope- at Jun 27, 2010,
#3
^ For $500?

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My price range is around $500 or less. Would something like this suit my fancy?


There are much better amps out there for the price. I'd avoid that one like the plague.

Could you be a little more specific with what kind of music you play? Is there a specific sound you're really trying to go for? Like a bluesy kind of sound? Alternative rock? 80's Metal?

There might be a Blackstar or Bugera in that price range. I'm not too knowledgeable about them but they're pretty popular around here so I'm sure someone can point you in the direction of a specific model or two.
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Last edited by GNR4EVER at Jun 27, 2010,
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here would be my suggestions. i dont know if you're after a heavier sound than what these do stock, but if so, slap on a pedal and you'll be able to do it with ease. i've tried all these numerous times myself, and i wish i had the money to shell out for one. anyway, here are my suggestions:
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Bugera-V55-55W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=502584
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Hot-Rod-Series-Blues-Junior-15W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=481861
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Palomino-V16-15W-Class-A-Tube-Combo-Amp?sku=487826
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackstar-HT5-Series-5W-1x10-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=483559
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Peavey-Classic-30112-Tube-Combo-Amp?sku=481014
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Blackstar-Venue-Series-HT-Studio-20-20W-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp?sku=423766
http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Kustom-The-Defender-50W-1x12-Tube-Guitar-Combo-Amp-?sku=482291

i know a few are out of your price range, but you may be able to haggle it down to where you can afford it, and the peavey is easily found used. in my opinion, the peavey is the most versatile of the amps i've linked and is probably my favourite. the bugera and blackstar ht-20 are a close second.
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step away from the mg

traynor ycv? how flexible is your budget?
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^ For $500?


There are much better amps out there for the price. I'd avoid that one like the plague.

Could you be a little more specific with what kind of music you play? Is there a specific sound you're really trying to go for? Like a bluesy kind of sound? Alternative rock? 80's Metal?

There might be a Blackstar or Bugera in that price range. I'm not too knowledgeable about them but they're pretty popular around here so I'm sure someone can point you in the direction of a specific model or two.

Hmmm well I'm not entirely sure how else to describe my ideal sound other than space-age blues/funk, if that makes any sense at all, lol. Basically I like a good, warm, funky clean tone but I also don't hesitate to break out the reverb/delay/distortion. ie. I have a Fuzz Factory that I make liberal use of.